The St. Louis Police Officers Association is furious after five players on the St. Louis Rams were ‘tasteless’ and made the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture during the Nov. 30, game against the Oakland Raiders.
The St. Louis Rams showed that they support the Ferguson, Missouri protesters during the Nov. 30, game after players, Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Chris Givens and Kenny Britt, made the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture. According to a new report, the St. Louis Police Officers Association is calling for the players to make a “very public apology” and to be punished for their actions!
Protests erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of unarmed teen Mike Brown, and the police are now using tear gas and rubber bullets to subdue peaceful protestors and even visiting journalists alike. Read on for a brief breakdown of the situation in Ferguson and for President Obama’s August 14 statement which calls for peace moving forward.
Michael Brown was just 18 years old when he was shot by a police officer in his hometown of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, allegedly because Mike shoved a police officer. Misinformation persists as Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson insists — most recently on The Sean Hannity Show — that there had been a struggle over the arresting officer’s weapon in his police car, despite several witnesses insisting to CNN that not only was there no initial struggle, but that Mike had never even entered the police car. In Ferguson, peaceful protests have turned to looting which has turned to aggressive, military-style actions on part of the police, who now have rubber bullets, tanks, and tear gas at their disposal — none of which they are afraid to use.